Tenerife: a dream destination to enjoy with your car hire.
Tenerife is a surprising island. It has beauty, diversity and charm. If you want to make the most of this paradise, hire a car and explore its nooks and crannies. With your hire car you will have the freedom and comfort to move around the island. What’s more, you’ll be able to visit places you wouldn’t be able to otherwise.
In this post we suggest some ideas of what to see, do and visit in Tenerife and its surroundings with your hire car. We assure you that you won’t regret this unique and unforgettable experience.
Climb Mount Teide, the highest peak in Spain and the third highest volcano in the world. Teide is the symbol of Tenerife and one of the most impressive places on the island. You can admire its majesty from different viewpoints, such as the Roques de García viewpoint, the La Ruleta viewpoint or the Pico Viejo viewpoint. You can also reach the summit by cable car or on foot, if you dare to go hiking. Don’t forget to visit the Teide National Park, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, where you can contemplate lunar landscapes, rock formations, endemic flora and fauna and an incomparable starry sky.
Discover the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, a cosmopolitan, modern and cultural city. In Santa Cruz you can enjoy its lively atmosphere, its gastronomic offer, its museums and its monuments. Don’t miss the Auditorium, an architectural masterpiece designed by Santiago Calatrava, the García Sanabria Park, a green oasis in the city centre, the Museum of Nature and Man, where you can learn about the history and culture of the Guanches, the island’s ancient inhabitants, or the Nuestra Señora de África Market, where you can buy local products and sample typical dishes.
Relax on the beaches and in the natural swimming pools of Tenerife, where you can bathe in crystal-clear waters and enjoy the sun and sand. Tenerife has beaches to suit all tastes: from the long, golden beaches in the south, such as Playa de las Américas or Playa del Duque, to the wild, black beaches in the north, such as Playa del Bollullo or Playa de Benijo. You can also cool off in the natural pools formed by volcanic lava, such as those at Lago Martiánez or Garachico.
Experience adventure in Tenerife’s theme parks and water parks, where you can have fun with attractions for all ages. Tenerife has some of the best theme and water parks in Europe, such as Loro Parque, a zoo with more than 300 animal species and incredible shows, Siam Park, a water park inspired by Thailand with vertiginous slides and an artificial beach with giant waves, or Aqualand Costa Adeje, a water park with pools, slides and dolphins.
Discover Tenerife’s historical and cultural heritage, where you can admire ancient buildings, churches, convents and stately homes. Tenerife has a rich history that is reflected in its architecture and traditions. You can visit places such as La Laguna, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its colonial historic centre, La Orotava, a noble town with an impressive Baroque monumental ensemble, Garachico, a fishing village that was reborn after a volcanic eruption, or Masca, a village hidden in a ravine with spectacular views.
These are just some of the things you can see, do and visit in and around Tenerife with your hire car. But there are many more. We invite you to discover this wonderful destination for yourself and enjoy its landscapes, its people and its gastronomy. We are waiting for you.